A presidential draft law was filed with the State Duma of the Russian Federation on amending Article 282 (incitement to hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity) of the Criminal Code of Russia, according to which sentences are passed for reposting publications in social networks.
The corresponding document is published on the website of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
According to the document, criminal liability "for the repost" can only come if the person repeatedly violates the law within a year.
A repeated violation is punishable by a fine in the amount of 300 to 500 thousand rubles, in the amount of a salary or other income of the convicted person for a period of 2 to 3 years, or forced labor for 1 to 4 years with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to engage in certain activities for up to 3 years, or imprisonment for a term of 2 to 5 years.
Earlier, QHA reported that the “court” in the Crimea sentenced Suleiman Kadyrov to 2 years on probation and forbade him to engage in public activities for two years, including in social networks. Kadyrov was accused of violating Part 2 of Article 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - “Public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”.
According to the prosecution, in March 2016, Suleiman Kadyrov reposted a video of Demyan Demyanchenko, who presented himself as a Crimean Tatar from Simferopol and announced the creation of the Crimea battalion to liberate parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine not controlled by Kyiv. A few months later, Kadyrov's comment appeared under the repost with the words: “I support it, the Crimea was, is and will be Ukraine.”